What does easily mean?

Definitions for easily
ˈi zə li, ˈiz lieas·i·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. easily, easyadverb

    with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily')

    "she was easily excited"; "was easily confused"; "he won easily"; "this china breaks very easily"; "success came too easy"

  2. easilyadverb

    without question

    "easily the best book she's written"

  3. well, easilyadverb

    indicating high probability; in all likelihood

    "I might well do it"; "a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster"; "you may well need your umbrella"; "he could equally well be trying to deceive us"

Wiktionary

  1. easilyadverb

    Comfortably, without discomfort or anxiety.

  2. easilyadverb

    Without difficulty.

  3. easilyadverb

    Absolutely, without question

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Easilyadverb

    Etymology: from easy.

    Those move swiftly, and at great distance; but they require a medium well disposed, and their transmission is easily stopped. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 647.

    She ask’d the reason of his woe;
    She ask’d, but with an air and mien,
    That made it easily foreseen
    She fear’d too much to know. Matthew Prior.

    Is it not to bid defiance to all mankind to condemn their universal opinions and designs, if, instead of passing your life as well and easily, you resolve to pass it as ill and as miserable as you can? William Temple.

    I can easily resign to others the praise of your illustrious family. John Dryden, State of Innocence. Dedic. to.

    Not soon provok’d, she easily forgives;
    And much she suffers, as she much believes. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Easilyadverb

    with ease; without difficulty or much effort; as, this task may be easily performed; that event might have been easily foreseen

  2. Easilyadverb

    without pain, anxiety, or disturbance; as, to pass life well and easily

  3. Easilyadverb

    readily; without reluctance; willingly

  4. Easilyadverb

    smoothly; quietly; gently; gracefully; without /umult or discord

  5. Easilyadverb

    without shaking or jolting; commodiously; as, a carriage moves easily

  6. Etymology: [From Easy.]

Editors Contribution

  1. easilyadverb

    In an easy manner.

    He loved his sport and easily achieved his goals and aspirations.


    Submitted by MaryC on June 11, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'easily' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1019

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'easily' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1402

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'easily' in Adverbs Frequency: #101

Anagrams for easily »

  1. Yalies

  2. elysia

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of easily in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of easily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of easily in a Sentence

  1. The UNHCR:

    Thousands of children in West Africa, such as street children, are not declared at birth... they can be easily exploited by human traffickers or forced to work.

  2. Pierre Peron:

    Very quickly the authorities asked for international support and offered logistical means - planes, helicopters, navy boats - to get humanitarian personnel and equipment to areas that are not currently easily accessible.

  3. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    What a mistake to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth The passions are not stronger, but the control over them is weaker They are more easily excited, they are more violent and apparent but they have less energy, less durability, less intense and concentrated power than in the maturer life.

  4. Daphne Rose Kingma:

    Today, see if you can stretch your heart and expand your love so that it touches not only those to whom you can give it easily, but also those who need it so much.

  5. Dominik Schiener:

    The smart wallet technology ... can be easily adapted into all new vehicles, iOTA wants to enable interoperability with all these different players. So there is no Jaguar coin, no BMW coin, but one universal token for this machine economy.

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    ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
    • A. equity
    • B. mediocrity
    • C. temptation
    • D. rogue

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